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New PC build (First time builder) Need some advice.

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July 31, 2013 8:47:46 AM

I'm planning on building a pc for gaming and editing and making videos. I'm no computer expert so i decided to ask for some advice on my new build to see whether i'm overkilling a certain component or doing anything wrong, etc.. So here is the build.

Case: Cooler Master Elite 335
CPU: Intel i7 3770 - (4 x 3.4 GHZ)
CPU Heatsink: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
PSU: Corsair 800W Gaming PSU
Memory: Corsair 8GB XMS3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (2x4GB) (DDR3)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST - 2 GB - (ZOTAC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H (Intel Z77) - VGA/DVI/HDMI

Any help would be appreciated thanks. Also, this build comes to £945 :) 
July 31, 2013 8:56:36 AM

I would get an fx-8350. Still plenty for editing and cheaper than an i7.

Get a 500w PSU.

Get a better GPU with the saved money.
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July 31, 2013 9:06:29 AM

tiny voices said:
I would get an fx-8350. Still plenty for editing and cheaper than an i7.

Get a 500w PSU.

Get a better GPU with the saved money.


I'm building my pc on computer planet, and they only have one 500W psu but it makes most the gpu's incompatible, so will a 650W psu still be okay?
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July 31, 2013 10:08:11 AM

tiny voices said:
I would get an fx-8350. Still plenty for editing and cheaper than an i7.

Get a 500w PSU.

Get a better GPU with the saved money.

Also i prefer intel.

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July 31, 2013 12:57:11 PM

Yeah a 650w psu will be fine. Overkill for many GPUs but hey, if that is how they steal your money, so be it.

Well by going intel you will be sacrificing gaming performance. With a gtx650ti BOOST you will be playing modern games at a mix of medium and high settings.

I strongly recommend going 8350 and having more money to spend on a much better GPU.
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July 31, 2013 1:26:09 PM

tiny voices said:
Yeah a 650w psu will be fine. Overkill for many GPUs but hey, if that is how they steal your money, so be it.

Well by going intel you will be sacrificing gaming performance. With a gtx650ti BOOST you will be playing modern games at a mix of medium and high settings.

I strongly recommend going 8350 and having more money to spend on a much better GPU.

Crancked the psu down to 650w and upped the gpu to a GTX 660!
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July 31, 2013 3:36:17 PM

Still will not max games. Barely will be better than a 650ti boost. It will play games at mostly high settings.
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